Happy July, Friends!
Thanks for your commitment to making education a more musical, creative and meaningful experience for children by training their remarkable teachers to lead the music making! This summer, because of you, we are able to increase the quality of faculty training we are able to provide. Come fall, GITC trainers will be putting this knowledge to work in their programs so teachers all over the country, like the wonderful Liane Preston (featured in this parent-shot video) can make a greater difference for their students. Success comes in many forms, and with your participation in Guitars in the Classroom, music making can be one of them.
Liane teaches in a school district that lost its music education budget for elementary education several years ago. Learning of GITC, she immediately grasped the concept of music for learning and started attending weekly classes with us. She put everything she learned to work with her students in all subject areas. Not only does Liane reach the children in her own second grade class with music, but all those who come to her for reading groups and English Language Learning instruction experience music integration with Liane many times each week! This one teacher alone brings participatory music into the lives of over eighty students from Monday to Friday! Can you imagine what your gift is making possible when $1,000 funds six weeks of training for twenty-four teachers? The cost of teacher training comes to under $3 per student per year!
This summer, please help us prepare for the coming fall by choosing a program model or region you wish to "adopt" and we will be so glad to allocate your gift to that place and those teachers. Whether you are interested in helping in the Gulf Coast states, on the East or West Coasts, in the Midwest or the Wild West, there are teachers hoping you are as excited as they are to be able to save the music and make school a truly positive place for every kind of learner. You can donate at globalgiving.com, then tell us about your goal for your contribution by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know that we really appreciate your solidarity and charity! Thousands of children's lives are getting better because you are making it possible to reach and teach them with song-based lessons and the joy of singing and playing guitar. Thank you so much for this generosity!
Keep on the sunny side,
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